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Test Your Knowledge on Immigration




On the occasion of the premiere of the documentary The State of Arizona [on PBS January 27; check local listings], we’ve created a new quiz on American immigration. You may find some of the questions challenging, and just as many answers surprising, as … Continue reading




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A Note From Independent Lens




  Independent Lens seeks to assure that its content offerings encourage a lively civic dialogue, and that they do not present only one point of view. In this spirit, this post has been removed but the comments left in place.




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Feelin’ Lucky? Enter the Soul Food Junkies Pin It to Win It Contest




Score an Independent Lens gift basket, including a collection of Independent Lens and Soul Food Junkies inspired cookbooks, by entering our #SoulFoodJunkies contest on Pinterest. How do we celebrate both the the premiere of Soul Food Junkies on January 14th … Continue reading




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Independent Lens Honors Black History at TCA




Independent Lens announced three new films that examine the history of African American activism, each from a unique perspective, at last week’s Television Critics Association press tour. The TCA panel included legendary activist Angela Davis and artist Talib Kweli. Watch … Continue reading




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A Look Back at the Anti-Apartheid Movement




Filmmaker Connie Field took some time out to answer a few questions about her film Have You Heard From Johannesburg, and discuss the parallels between the anti-apartheid movement and present-day protest movements. This five-part series premieres on Independent Lens on … Continue reading




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